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FTC Orders Photo App to Delete Algorithms Built on Personal Data

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with Everalbum, Inc., a California-based developer of a photo storage app, on allegations that it deceived consumers about its use of facial recognition technology and its retention of the photos and videos of users who deactivated their accounts.

The proposed order requires the company to delete the facial recognition technologies it illegally developed using the photos and videos uploaded by its users. The company allowed some Ever app users—those located in Illinois, Texas, and Washington state —to choose whether to turn on the face recognition feature, while it was automatically active for all other users and could not be turned off.

Source: FTC Orders Photo App to Delete Algorithms Built on Personal Data

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